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Heart Rate Max Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Heart Rate Max.

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Reference Guide to Exercise Intensity

One of the most common mistakes new exercisers make is not measuring the intensity of their cardio workouts. Guidelines say that aerobic exercise should be “moderate” or “challenging,” but what does that feel like? You might m...  Read more

Listen to Your Heart Rate Monitor

Imagine you’re driving on a country road. You’re enjoying the ride and noticing the cars that you pass along the way, excited to get to your destination. Suddenly you see those familiar red and blue lights flashing in your rearview mirror...  Read more

The Best Fat-Burning Advice

Wouldn’t it be great if all the fat-burning secrets you see in magazine ads and TV infomercials actually worked? If sauna suits, cellulite-shrinking creams, herbal wraps, and pills designed to “boost metabolism and melt fat away” di...  Read more

Basking in the Orange Glow of Orangetheory Fitness

Fifteen minutes into my first Orangetheory Fitness workout, I was hooked. The music was energetic, the group's spirits were high and, despite my overwhelming hatred for running, I actually thought I had pretty decent form as I pounded the (treadm...  Read more

Reference Guide to Aerobic Exercise

SparkPeople’s Exercise Reference Guides offer an in-depth look at the principles of fitness. What is Aerobic Exercise? The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) defines aerobic exercise as "any activity that uses large muscle...  Read more

I need motivation, currently @ my max of 180, Plea
Updated 5/18/2016 9:45:36 PM

I need motivation, currently @ my max of 180, Please help...  Read more

Can I manually add calories/exercise based off of my heart rate monitor? If so, how? #techsupport
Updated 5/19/2016 10:18:06 AM

Can I manually add calories/exercise based off of my heart rate monitor? If so, how? #techsupport...  Read more

Wahoo!! My resting heart rate used to be at 69 bpm
Updated 5/18/2016 2:10:43 PM

Wahoo!! My resting heart rate used to be at 69 bpm now it's at 60 bpm!! Went from excellent to athletic on the heart rate chart!! Honestly having a heart rate monitor has been so good....  Read more

How is it that I can eat at or under my calories for 9 days and only lose 1lb. At this rate it will
Updated 5/18/2016 1:22:46 PM

How is it that I can eat at or under my calories for 9 days and only lose 1lb. At this rate it will be two years to lose 50lbs. Feeling so discouraged today....  Read more

Does anybody's heart rate monitor w chest strap te
Updated 5/18/2016 10:42:36 AM

Does anybody's heart rate monitor w chest strap tell them they burn a boatload of calories?...  Read more

Monitor your Resting Heart Rate

Having a hard time exercising in your target heart rate zone? Maybe you need to check your resting heart rate! If you are getting regular cardio, your resting heart rate will decrease. Since your target heart rate is based on your resting heart ra...  Read more

Heart Rate Monitors are Saviors!

Before I had a heart rate monitor I was totally overestimating my calorie burn and underestimating my calorie intake. My heart rate monitor detects how many cals I burn, what my heart rate is at so I can make sure to stay in my fat burning zone, and...  Read more

Trying to get Pregnant

I have fought in my mind and my heart about being fearful of losing another child. There is light. This is an open minded, loving, and free place to explore and ask questions....  Read more

How many calories are you really burning with that video workout?

Do you ever wonder how accurate the numbers you get from exercise machines or on-line trackers are when it comes to calories burned during exercise?You probably should, because chances are they aren’t very accurate--especially for some of the n...  Read more

Women, You've Been Exercising Too Hard, Says Study

When someone asks me whether X, Y or Z counts as "exercise" or "cardio," my first response is always, "Well, what does your heart rate tell you?"Measuring your heart rate is an important action for every exerciser. It le...  Read more